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Vice President Kamala Harris Hosts Shonda Rhimes, Queen Charlotte Cast – The Hollywood Reporter



Vice President Kamala Harris opened up her residence this week for (small-screen) royalty.

Harris hosted Shonda Rhimes, members from her Shondaland workforce and stars of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Tuesday at her non-public residence in Washington D.C. Per a White Home official, who confirmed the occasion, the aim of the gathering was to honor Rhimes, whereas additionally celebrating the premiere of the Netflix collection which hit the streamer on Might 4.

The present focuses a lens on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and energy. The prequel “tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.”

The White Home official added that the gathering made sense in that Rhimes embodies a core worth of the vp’s by working to “ensure that while she may be the first, she won’t be the last.” Rhimes has lengthy put range, inclusion and illustration on the forefront of her initiatives and within the basis of Shondaland.

It’s been a busy week for Rhimes. She adopted up the Washington D.C. journey by hitting New York for extra Queen Charlotte promotion. Her itinerary included a BAFTA tribute occasion on the Midnight Theatre the place she accepted a particular prize and sat for a fireplace chat with moderator Wajahat Ali. In the course of the dialog, she acknowledged the present Writers Guild of America strike by saying, “I am a writer on strike right now.”

She additionally talked range and inclusion, referencing the present’s portrayal of Charlotte as Black — one thing that has been questioned by some historians. “We don’t know what her heritage was, exactly, but the thing I find the most interesting is how hard people are working to make sure that people know she couldn’t possibly be brown. That’s the weirdest thing in the world to me. Why does it matter? Think about that.”

Unique photos from the luncheon are beneath.

Vice President Kamala Harris, middle, is photographed with Shonda Rhimes and solid members of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte contained in the vp’s Washington, D.C. residence. Left to proper are Arsema Thomas, India Ria Amarteifio, Harris, Rhimes, Golda Rosheuvel and Corey Mylchreest. (Credit score: Courtesy of the White Home) 

Official White Home Photograph by Lawrence Jackson

Vice President Kamala Harris hosts American television screenwriter, producer, and author Shonda Rhimes, and the cast of Netflix’s ‘Queen Charlotte,’ for a luncheon, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C.

Harris speaks in the course of the luncheon.

Official White Home Photograph by Lawrence Jackson

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